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What is a Clean Agent Fire Suppression System?

When we think of fire-suppression systems our minds immediately turn to sprinklers, where a rush of water from the ceiling douses the blaze. But in some spaces—like libraries and museums—that cure is just about as bad as the disease. In such places, clean agent fire suppression systems are the answer. Clean agents are gaseous suppressants[...]

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Why Fire Extinguisher Inspections Are Vital for Your Business

For workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires routine inspection of all fire extinguishers. Annual and other involved inspections must be completed by a certified and licensed fire inspector from a fire protection equipment company. (We detail those requirements below.) Monthly inspections are different. Anyone on staff can complete these simple checks to[...]

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Fire Safety Training for your Business

Fire safety training for your business includes having employees learn to properly use equipment like fire extinguishers. Workplace fires can quickly turn tragic if confusion and panic take hold. The likelihood of that happening is greater without adequate preparation. Having trained personnel on site will go a long way toward protecting the safety of people[...]

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How to Test a Blackflow Preventer

Backflow into water systems has the potential to create serious health hazards, given it can introduce harmful impurities into the drinking water we rely on. Backflow preventers eliminate the potential for such contamination given they are safety valves that allow the free flow of water in one direction only. Water held in sprinkler systems is one[...]

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Fire Alarm Inspection Takeaways: Everything You Need to Know

The statistics are staggering. According to the National Fire Protection Association, local departments responded to more than 1.3 million fires in 2020 that resulted in 3,500 deaths, 15,200 injuries and $22 billion in property damage. Every 64 seconds there’s a fire in a workplace, every 89 seconds in an individual home. Great strides have been[...]

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The Top Industrial Fire Hazards

Fire is a potential wherever heat and volatile materials share space, making industrial sites particularly susceptible to accidents of this kind. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments across the U.S. respond to an average of 38,000 fires at industrial or manufacturing facilities each year, which kill or injure almost 300 and result[...]

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Where to Go for Fire Safety Training

Fire safety training comes in many forms. It can be as simple as the fire drills you performed in K-12, to advanced firefighter training involving rescue procedures. For aspiring or current Illinois firefighters seeking advanced training, their local station is likely to offer many training courses for fire rescue pursuits. Those seeking more conventional fire[...]

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Rules & Regulations: The Most Important Fire Codes for Illinois Businesses

Business owners throughout Illinois and beyond understand there are numerous codes they must meet when operating a business. Many of these codes are related to operating their business safely and meeting the necessary sanitation requirements for places like restaurants. One of the most important codes a business must follow is their state fire code. At[...]

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Fire Risks During Any Time of the Year

It is no secret that fire puts out extreme heat. Because of this, many of us may only think about real fire dangers when the weather is a lso hot (i.e. the summer months). This is far from the truth! While some areas may have heightened fire danger during droughts often experienced in the summer,[...]

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How to Educate Your Staff on the Importance of Fire Safety in the Workplace

Many of us will live our entire lives without ever experiencing an office fire. Despite how rare these occurrences may be, all employees must understand the building’s fire safety plan, where to locate safe exits, and how the fire alarm system works. Additionally, it can be highly beneficial to have staff properly trained on how[...]

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Fire Extinguisher Training Services Help You Stay Prepared and Calm in the Event of a Small Fire

No matter where you work or live, having the proper fire safety systems and equipment is a crucial part of keeping all occupants within a building safe. Fire extinguishers are a life-saving tool that should be equipped in every office, commercial building, or industrial facility. A relatively simple design and operation allow everyday people to[...]

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Businesses Operating with Unique Hazards Require Specialized Fire Suppression Systems

Several unique application hazards require investment in specialized fire suppression systems. Businesses involved in anything from airline hangars, to museums and archives can benefit from fire suppression systems specially designed for their unique application hazards. Getz Fire Equipment is a dedicated supplier and service provider for various specialized fire suppression systems. Experienced staff, paired with[...]

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What Type of Fire Safety Equipment is Required in Commercial Kitchens?

Given the higher liklihood of fires occuring in a commercial kitchen, there is a specific fire code to ensure every entity is equipped with the proper fire safety equipment. Fire code NFPA 96 requires automatic fire suppression equipment for all grease removal devices, hood exhaust plenums, and exhaust duct systems in a commercial kitchen, as[...]

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How Often Should Your Business Perform Fire Alarm Services?

Despite modern fire alarm systems being exceptionally advanced and reliable, there are a number of routine maintenance and periodic testing procedures that help make sure the system is functioning and ready in the event of a fire. Many businesses throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri trust Getz Fire Equipment to deliver an assortment of professional inspection,[...]

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Differences Between Fire Suppression Systems

Proper selection of any fire safety equipment is crucial to protecting employees and customers from the threat of a fire. For many applications, this means installing the fire suppression system fit to handle any unique hazards in the facility. Getz Fire Equipment is proud to deliver a vast selection of fire suppression systems for businesses[...]

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The Differences Between Fire Sprinkler Systems and Fire Suppression Systems

At an overarching point of view, the main difference between a fire sprinkler system and a fire suppression system is that a fire sprinkler system uses water, while a suppression system uses an array of chemical agents. These suppressants can come in the form of liquids, gases, and foams designed to work best with specific[...]

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What to Expect During Your ANSUL Service and Inspection

Restaurants and commercial kitchens around the country choose ANSUL restaurant fire systems to protect their staff and customers from the threat of a kitchen fire. Robust systems with advanced engineering put into every aspect of their design and construction, this system relies on a series of spray nozzles, exhaust vents, and gas line shut-off valves[...]

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The Quick Guide to Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems

There are several reasons why the kitchen can be a major fire hazard. Open flames, extreme heat, flamible grease, fats, and oils, and constant movement within a confined space make this space exceptionally accident-prone, and dangerous if not equipped with the proper fire safety equipment. That’s where Getz Fire comes in. We offer restaurants in[...]

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How to Ensure Your Business Has Proper Fire Safety Equipment

You may not think about it, but every time you enter a space like an office, retail store, industrial manufacturing facility, or school, there is an expectation that the appropriate fire safety systems are properly installed and functioning. Whether it is a simple fire alarm system, sprinkler system, or advanced chemical suppression system for special[...]

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Importance of Class K Fire Extinguishers

For a lot of us, the kitchen is our happy place. Professional chefs and cooking-enthusiasts alike get the opportunity to be creative with something everyone will enjoy. As much time as we spend cooking in the kitchen, many of us may be operating dangerous equipment without the proper fire extinguisher available for use. While Class[...]

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